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Case For Rollerballs And Ballpoints ?


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#1 frogbaby

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 16:10

i have started collecting (god help me) rollerballs and ballpoints of unusual designs and, unless they are twins of well known fountain pens, they tend to be much slimmer than my fountain pens so the cases i have (i am thinking of the zippered cases with elastic) have elastic loops that are too big and i would like to find a zippered case with smaller loops

 

any pointers appreciated ..



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 17:05

The Nib Section podcast recently did an episode on cases and discussed artists rolls designed for carrying pencils and brushes.  They specifically discussed one made by Peg and Awl https://pegandawlbui...=30190041628695



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 23:27

The Nib Section podcast recently did an episode on cases and discussed artists rolls designed for carrying pencils and brushes.  They specifically discussed one made by Peg and Awl https://pegandawlbui...=30190041628695

 

interesting and looks very well made, my only issue is the price vs storage capacity, it has 16 pockets and i will fill those up right away and need another

 

but you have given me a good idea which is to look at pen rolls in general (less fancy) which often have slimmer pockets and will hold smaller pens quite well by virtue of being rolled up .... thanks



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Posted 10 October 2019 - 18:33

Surely a filled (school) pencil case from a stationery ship might do.

 

You cana get a filled/empty one and empty the felt tips and pencils out - and presto. 



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Posted 13 October 2019 - 01:27

Surely a filled (school) pencil case from a stationery ship might do.

 

You cana get a filled/empty one and empty the felt tips and pencils out - and presto. 

 

good idea but the ones i see have the spacing a little too tight ... though i could use every other hole and get 18 in a 36 hole case



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Posted 13 October 2019 - 03:25

I think rollerballs dry out too fast.  Some rollerball pens will take their maker's ballpoint refills, though.


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Posted 14 October 2019 - 06:01

If you need a large case for a bunch, the cheapie portfolio cases you can get from china from PU leather and felt have nice, tight loops.


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Posted 22 October 2019 - 04:34

If you need a large case for a bunch, the cheapie portfolio cases you can get from china from PU leather and felt have nice, tight loops.

 

something like this ? https://www.amazon.c...r/dp/B00K9OAGKQ

 

hard to beat 20 bucks

 

do you think the loops will be tight enough for relatively slim rollerballs ?



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Posted 22 October 2019 - 08:13

I just checked. A bic crystal fits nice and snug. the elastic is very stretchy.


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Posted 24 October 2019 - 18:26

ordered this for 8 bucks https://www.ebay.ca/...W4AAOSw9OFZFFLr

 

pretty sure it won't be hand-stitched fine corinthian leather but it will serve for awhile



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Posted 29 October 2019 - 09:06

I have one of those and while it'll fit, be mindful that it may throw a ton of dust out. Mine coated all my pilot pens in a layer of weird black dust. Didn't hurt anything, wiped right off, and faded within a few months to stop doing it, but worked great. 

 

The loops are equally tight and good for what you're after. Just don't be too put off if it sheds a little dust - it's harmless and will stop doing it.


Edited by Honeybadgers, 29 October 2019 - 09:06.

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